Nicholas DeRenzo
Reviews // 3 Articles
//Reviews

Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia edited by Mikhail Iossel and Jeff Parker | 18 Mar 2010 // 4:59 PM

This collection of post-Soviet short stories from Russian authors born in the waning days of the once-powerful empire raises some important questions. Namely, what is the New Russia?

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan | 18 Feb 2010 // 3:00 PM

Rogan often hints that current stereotypes of the Arabs as conservative, militant, and socially backward ignores a vibrant history of cultural exchange, progressive gender relations, and modern secularism.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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